Immacula Didier, BA, MS, Ed.D

Child Advocate, Founder and Lead Advocate
Child Advocate

July 2014 – Present (2 years 1 month)Branford, CT

■ Provides parents and care givers with support before and during meetings on educational matters, acting as an advocate for their child’s rights and / or well-being
■ Provides tutoring to students, taking time to understand their needs and circumstances
■ Leverages expertise from over 18 years as an Educational Leader, including the school system, educational law, special education etc.


Principal
Schools

July 2009 – June 2014 (5 years)Hartford, CT and Randolph MA

■ As Principal, assumed accountability for the management of the school, faculty and facilities,
and for the educational achievements of students
■ Recognized by PBS Television for use of Phonics in early literacy
■ Provided weekly embedded professional development for new curriculum implementation 
■ Led weekly cluster meetings for lesson indicators on the TAP rubric (tied to literacy
objectives)
■ Provided targeted personal development and coaching to support staff (Special Ed and ELL) 
■ Managed constant revisions of classroom, SPE and ELL schedule to accommodate tiered
intervention
■ Drove the strategic inclusion of two resource rooms in order to mainstream special education
students at a quicker pace
■ Drove the implementation of literacy technology, to improve educational outcomes for
students 
■ Implemented a data-driven approach to meetings and designing improvements to instruction
■ Chaired grade level meetings
■ Provided thought leadership, mentoring and coaching to teaching faculty, to improve
instruction
■ Prepared and distributed materials to help improve MCAS scores 
■ Guided teachers in using formative assessments to drive instruction
■ Increase parent participation by 50% by personally reaching out to each parent 
■ Created a positive culture for students and staff by instilling values and practices 


(Open)3 organizations

Adjunct Professor
St. Joseph University

November 2012 – November 2013 (1 year 1 month)West Hartford, CT

■ As a professor, taught adult students in the Masters Reading Program,several classes including:
● Teaching reading to students in grades K through 12
● Teaching writing to students in grades K through 12
● Research class (how to write research and thesis)


Assistant Principal
ACES

July 2007 – June 2009 (2 years)Meriden, CT

■ Conducted classroom observations and walkthroughs
■ Chaired meetings, Committees and PPTs
■ Initiated communication with guidance counselors regarding students’ behavior
■ Prepared and distributed CMT materials to help improve scores
■ Worked with students and teachers to help solve complex problems and conflicts 


Reading Specialist
Branford Public Schools

August 2001 – June 2007 (5 years 11 months)Branford, CT

■ Facilitated implementation of a new reading program – doctoral research dissertation
■ Designed and implemented reading instruction program at the kindergarten level
■ Provided professional development to teachers in reading comprehension strategies
■ Modeled in numerous classrooms to acquaint teachers with best practices in reading
■ Chaired numerous grade level meetings as an administrative intern
■ Proactively initiated communication with parents through a series of workshops
■ Partnered with special education staff to improve instruction for reluctant learners